Welcome to the website of First Presbyterian Church of Statesville, North Carolina. A congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we offer opportunities for worshipservice, and growth for people of all ages, from a nursery during Sunday school and worship, to choirs for all ages, to an active ministry with youth, and more. Worshiping and witnessing at this location since 1753, members of our congregation are proud of our history. The church was here before the town sprang up. But we also look to the future with eagerness as Statesville, Iredell County, and the North Carolina Piedmont continue to grow and change and we embrace new opportunities God is laying before us.

In recent years we have sent mission teams under the auspices of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to places from New Jersey to South Florida, we have helped build a new mission agency, Iredell Christian Ministries, we have supported capital campaigns of other mission agencies, and we have completed a major renovation. We continue to invite the community to enjoy special programs presented by our music ministry, from Uganda’s Mwangaza Children’s Choir to Presbyterian church-related college choirs to our own performances of such works as Handel’s Messiah and Fauré’s Requiem, and to hear distinguished guest speakers and preachers.

It has been my privilege to serve as pastor of First Presbyterian Church since 1998. If you are new to our community, I invite you to visit us in person. Consider membership with us as well. You may join the Presbyterian Church by profession of faith in Jesus Christ, by reaffirmation of faith, or by transfer of your letter from another church. If you have any question about membership or other information about our church, don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Grace and peace!


Steve Scott, Pastor